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  • 'Cover model family' sought for Colorado Springs vacation guide; deadline Friday

    Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    When you and the brood say "cheese," do strangers stop and pull out their camera phones? Are your family vacation pics routinely photo-bombed by cartoon songbirds and rainbows? If so - and you live and recreate in the Pikes Peak region - why not put those good mugs to work for...

  • 'Lunch Beat' lures Colorado Springs office workers to wholesome, mid-day raves

    Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    If it's your first Lunch Beat Manifesto - as per the roving event's "Fight Club"-esque rules - you have to dance. Given the lack of apparent wallflowers, enforcement isn't going to be an issue today at this nonstop indoor rave at Ormao Dance Company in Colorado Springs; it's barely...

  • Wet, cool spring tough on Colorado gardeners

    Updated: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Gardeners who were on top of seasonal planting schedules - aka "traditionally successful gardeners" - might be paying a price for their diligence this year. Uncharacteristic weather along the Front Range region has been uncharacteristically brutal to its nascent flora, said John...

  • Pikes Pub: Happy 21st birthday, Bristol Brewing!

    Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    In 1994: - In Detroit, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed in the knee by a thug hired by the ex-husband of her rival, Tonya Harding - In Los Angeles, O.J. Simpson embarks on the world’s slowest police chase - And in Colorado Springs, Mike and Amanda Bristol open Bristol...

  • Pikes Pub: Steel City honors best in homebrewing

    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Recreational beer makers from the Front Range region, and as far away as Ohio, brewed up more than 200 entries for the second annual homebrew competition at the Steel City Brew Fest, a highlight of Saturday’s Boats, Bands and BBQ Festival at Gateway Park at the historic Arkansas...

  • Youth choir at Colorado Springs church celebrates 40 years spreading the word, in song

    Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Allison Singmaster certainly has witnessed the transcendent power of song. "You can tell when you've found someone in the congregation who's struggling - their face will turn red and their eyes will get watery and you can just tell that you've connected with them," said the...

  • Homeowners feel the pressure of the perfect shower (quest)

    Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    In their hit duet "Under Pressure," Queen and David Bowie pretty much summed up how we all feel about that particular force: "Pressure, pushing down on me, pressing down on you, no man ask for ..." Unless, of course, that man happens to be in the shower. "For the perfect shower,...

  • Manitou Springs festival celebrates Colorado wines

    Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Park, 502 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs; $30, manitousprings.org or 685-5089 Explaining the taste of a wine - "like buttered moss in June" or "peppery saddle leather" - can be almost as much fun as the drinking itself. Almost. Oenophiles and...

  • Pikes Pub: 2015 IPA Fest canceled

    Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    The inaugural 2015 IPA Fest, all set for Saturday at Gold Hill Mesa Community Center, has been cancelled due to permitting issues, according to emails from festival organizers and updates on the event’s website. “It's disappointing to deliver this news but there is an upside for all...

  • More studies link Facebook use and depression

    Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    If Facebook has taught us anything, it's that a picture can be worth a thousand boasts. The social media platform, where users share posts and photos about their noteworthy (and mundane) activities, is certainly a highlight reel. For most of us, it's more or less a real reel, an...

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